F02-a Nursing Practices to Address Perinatal Substance Use in Acute Care Settings
The purpose is to highlight opportunities in nursing practice to support and empower pregnant and newly parenting women using substances in their journey of care.
Following this session, participants will have an enhanced understanding of:
1. Applying values and guiding principles in practice when working with pregnant and newly parenting women using substances.
2. Consider adaptation of specific maternity practices (safe sleep, skin to skin contact, breastfeeding for pregnant and newly parenting women using substances.
3. Enhance mother baby togetherness for women using substances in clinical settings.
Pamela Joshi, RN, MN, PhD(c), Project Manager, Provincial Perinatal Substance Use Project, BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Denise Bradshaw, MSW, Director, BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Raj Johal, RN, ADPN, BC Women's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
F02-b Apprehension of a Newborn at Birth: What Birth Mothers Want
The purpose of this study was to explore birth mothers’ experiences with nurses and other health care providers when newborn apprehension occurs around the time of birth.
1. How do birth mothers describe the experience of having their newborn apprehended at birth?
2. To what extent does the disenfranchised grief framework account for the experiences described by birth mothers?
3. How can nurses better support birth mothers who have experienced newborn apprehension in their healthcare status?
Natasha Parmar, RN, BScN, MScN (c), Student, University of Ottawa, Mississauga, ON, Canada